Cover: Great Reno Balloon Race 2014
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Article by Kim Hull
Date: September 4 – 7, 2014
Location: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., Reno, Nevada
The most common word overheard at the Great Reno Balloon Race? “Awesome!”
And, awesome it is.
The world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event, the Great Reno Balloon Race has been held each November since 1982. With more than 100 balloons, the event draws more than 100,000 attendees each year.
Over the event’s three days, attendees gather before dawn north of downtown Reno at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park to view the glow show, Dawn Patrol, and to watch the preparation and mass ascension of the balloons.
Great Reno Balloon Race 2014 Schedule
- Glow shows daily at 5:00 am
- Dawn Patrol on Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 am
- Mass Ascension daily at 6:45 am
The race is free to spectators. Directions and parking information can be found on the Great Reno Balloon Race website.